Grade 2/3 Divisions
This is our earliest entry level into basketball at TCYBA. Players enjoy one hour of practice time per week at this level with competition in the year-end Alicia Lam Tournament, where they get to enjoy their first game play experiences, being a year end highlight.
**NEW** TYCBA will be offering JR NBA !! This is an exciting new program that will be offered for Boys and Girls from Kindergarten to grade 2.
Grade 3/4 Divisions - **NEW for 2017** - 3 x 3 Pilot Program
Tri-City Youth Basketball will be piloting an adjustment to its Grade 3/4 Boys and Girls programming for Spring 2017. The grade 3/4 division will be transitioning
to 3x3 play replacing the 5 on 5 model we have been using. This pilot initiative is consistent with Canada Basketball’s 3 X 3 Mini-Basket program which
has at its core, a philosophy to allow children to play a game that is better suited to the development of their physical, mental and basketball skills
by instituting long-term athlete development (LTAD) modifications to the adult game. With high repetitions and touches, 3x3 is novice player
oriented and places an emphasis on skill development in combination with the teaching and age appropriate competition relative to the ability of the
With greater time on task (more touches and playing time for everyone) Tri-City Youth Basketball feels that an adjustment to programming at this development
level will provide a high-quality experience for youth basketball players creating a positive experience which will help foster their passion as they
grow with the sport.
This initiative has received unanimous support from the TCYBA Board and from our National Sports Organization.
“Canada Basketball is in support of younger athletes playing 3x3 instead of 5 on 5 in the early stages of development. The opportunity to touch the ball and have more meaningful participation in the competition makes the activity more fun for the children and more likely to keep them active while learning to play basketball”. “Congratulations on this initiative. I’m sure it will be very successful”, - Michele O’Keefe, President and CEO, Canada Basketball.
This league focuses on increasing a player’s skill level in a fun and recreational environment. All teams practice once per week (one hour) and have one game per week (Friday nights).
Players may register to any team by selecting their preference of Location, Day, time and Coach by appropriate grade level in accordance to TCYBA Registration policies that prioritizes returning players.
Players interested in playing at the Development level are not required to attend any evaluation sessions.
Please note New players must play at their grade level and may not play up. ie New grade 4 players must play in the 3/4 level and may not play up at 4/5 level.
The TCYBA relies on parent volunteers to coach teams in the league. Each team in the grade 2/3 division will need at least 2 parents that are able to assist with the academy sessions and then take over the team coaching responsibilities in the new year. Please contact the League Coordinator if you are able to volunteer in this role.
WE ALWAYS NEED WILLING COACHES - experienced or not. If you bring the enthusiasm we'll provide the guidance and tools to help you have a successful season.
We understand that coaching a team can be an intimidating experience for newcomers and the TCYBA works hard to help you succeed with your team. In addition, to the coach trainer guiding parent volunteers through the first 8 weeks of practice, the TCYBA provides weekly practice plans and ongoing coaching skills to assist all of our coaches (new and seasoned).
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